Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still, she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.Victor Hugo
There have been three occasions where I have seen the Green Heron. The first was on May 10, 2021 at Holmes Lake:
The reason I saw it that day was because I was following an American Robin and I looked up and there the Green Heron as in the tree. I did not know what it was at first. I thought maybe it was some kind of cormorant.
The second time I saw a #GreenHeron was in Laurinburg, N.C. when I was visiting my parents:
And the third time I saw the Green Heron was on today, July 30, 2021. I was at Lincoln Saline Wetlands. I was VERY VERY close to it but my camera could not focus, instead it focused on the high grass that obscured it:
So I prayed that the Green Heron would not fly away and opted to walk further to an area where I could photograph it from a distance. I walked up on a group of Canada Geese, who had better things to do than sit with me so they swam into the water. I got out my binoculars and searched for it and there it was! Still perched on the branch:
It was a fun birding day.
As I get closer to the anniversary of my Angel Son’s passing, these moments out in Nature with the birds really do nourish my soul to keep pushing on.